- Created on Saturday, 18 March 2017 00:00
Authorities in Oregon said a man who stole a street sweeper led police on a 10-mile chase that reached speeds of up to 65 mph. Hillsboro police and the Washington County Sheriff's Office said a private contractor was using the street sweeper to clean a Winco parking lot about 3:45 a.m. Sunday and got out of the vehicle to use a handheld leaf blower. Investigators said a suspect, later identified as Tyler Haugewood, 33, jumped into the street sweeper, which still had its engine running, and sped away. Hillsboro police pursued the street sweeper in a 10-mile chase that reached speeds of 65 mph before the vehicle was stopped by spike strips laid out by sheriff's deputies. Haugewood was arrested and charged with vehicle theft, reckless driving, attempting to elude, unlawful entry of a vehicle, unauthorized use of a vehicle, and a parole violation.